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Re: iBook2 touch pad mouse

One thing I did was to get a 3 button mouse for the iBook right after
installing Debian. On the list of things I'd like to see happening, is an
option to disable the trackpad when the USB mouse is inserted and re-enable
it when the mouse is plugged out. Maybe this is something that already
exist. Not sure.

Another thing I did to cure the epilepsy of the trackpad in Linux was to cut
a Palm Pilot transparent protection screen that I sticked on top of the
trackpad. This layer makes it less sensitive to my finger tip, but I agree
with you, the behavior of the cursor was almost perfect under OS X before I
got rid of the latter. Maybe they have some sort of corrective algorithm
that gets rid of totally erronous input. Just speculating...

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Hughes" <john@fallenbit.com>
To: "Matt Brubeck" <mbrubeck@hmc.edu>
Cc: <debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: iBook2 touch pad mouse

> I should mention that under OS9 its ok, and under OSX its is nearly
> So I can only guess that it is how gpm( et. al.) is handling the signals
> it. It really is a horrible experience having to use the track pad, I am
> hoping someone has a cure for this.
> Thanks
> John
> On Wednesday 05 December 2001 01:43, Matt Brubeck wrote:
> > On Dec 5, John Hughes wrote:
> > > the track pad on my iBook2 has always been extremely sensitive and
> > > erratic. It jumps arround, and is nealy unuseable. What can I do about
> > > this?
> >
> > There were several comments in the MacInTouch iBook2 reader reports
> > trackpad issues, notably in the fifth page of reports:
> >
> > http://macintouch.com/ibook2001pt5.html
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